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Lynn Russo Whylly

Caterpillar: What Continuous Innovation Looks Like

At Chief Executive’s 2nd Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit held in Peoria, Ill., this past May, Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., was presented with the 2014 Leadership in American Manufacturing Award. Oberhelman received this award for driving success at Caterpillar through the company’s mission, innovation, performance and leadership.

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10 Leadership Lessons From the U.S. Navy Seal Who Led the bin Laden Mission

Admiral William H. McRaven is the former commander of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 3 and the current commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He led the mission which resulted in finding Osama bin Laden. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he recently gave the commencement address at his alma mater, and offered the graduates 10 lessons from his SEAL training that every leader can benefit from.

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The Last Word in Manufacturing Industry News

Chicago Manufacturing Index Rose to Seven-Month High in May ... Google’s Motorola Plans to Shutter Manufacturing Plant in Texas ... Promoting New Manufacturing Act Language Passes Important Hurdle ... Arrow International to Cease Manufacturing by 2017 ... C. Cowles & Co. Bringing 200 Jobs to Connecticut ... Chinese Manufacturer Opens U.S. Operations in Pennsylvania

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A Smart Manufacturing Summit Roundup

Chief Executive's Smart Manufacturing Summit is in full swing in Peoria, Ill., home to Caterpillar Inc.'s global headquarters. Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman opened the two-day event this morning. Trending right now: Tours of the Caterpillar facility are underway.

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Four Paths to Unconventional Capital

While crowdsourcing gets all the ink, alternative-financing models also include less sexy BDC (Business Development Company) investment funds, equipment buybacks and other debt and equity strategies ranging from the slightly unconventional to the quirkily obscure. Still, their availability testifies to the buyer’s store of options out there for companies needing cash. Take the BDC option, for instance. This was the ...

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